Video surveillance footage captured the moment a woman approached another woman pushing a baby in a stroller and attempted to steal the child outside a California store.
What are the details?
Two unnamed women were walking down a Sacramento-area street when a third woman approached them and began screaming, “Give me my baby!”
According to a Wednesday report from KMAX-TV, the two startled women immediately attempted to get away from the woman, but she persisted, chasing them and the child until the store’s owner came rushing out of the business to help.
Ashraf Ali, owner of Express Smog Pros in Sacramento, said that he only remembers the woman yelling.
“I try my best running to the baby, and I protect the baby,” Ali recalled of the harrowing incident. “And she was shouting, and she was saying, ‘This is my baby!'”
The child, according to KMAX, was not the woman’s baby, but that didn’t stop her from continually trying to wrest the stroller away from its protectors.
“She come back and she again shouting, ‘Hey, my baby, give me my baby,’ so I said, ‘No, don’t touch baby,'” Ali continued.
He added that he believed the unnamed woman would soon begin hitting him if she wasn’t stopped.
At that point, a second Good Samaritan rushed across the street to help Ali protect the child and two other women from the bizarre attempted kidnapping.
According to the station, the second Good Samaritan called 911 as the woman ran into the road.
Ali explained, “Traffic, people stopped traffic, but she saw everybody stopping and she jumped through the traffic too, it was crazy. I didn’t know what she would do with baby.”
The names of the victims remain unknown at the time of this reporting, but the local sheriff’s office told KMAX that the child is safe at home with family.
Ali added, “We are human, you know, we have to save everyone, if you see something wrong, at least you have to try.”
KCRA-TV reported that authorities arrested a woman named Dedra Gentry in connection with the incident.
Gentry now faces a felony charge of attempted kidnapping.
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Author: Sarah Taylor
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